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Manu Park

is a biosphere reserve located in Madre de Dios andPaucartamboCusco. Before becoming an area protected by the Peruvian government, the Man National Park was conserved thanks to its inaccessibility. The park remains fairly inaccessible by road to this day. In 1977, UNESCOrecognised it as a Biosphere Reserve and in 1987, it was pronounced a World Heritage Site. It is the largest National Park in Peru, covering an area of 15,328 km. The Biosphere Reserve includes an additional 2,570 km, and a further 914 km are included in a "Cultural Zone" (which also is afforded a level of protection), bringing the total area up to 18,811 km.

The park protects several ecological zones ranging from as low as 150 meters above sea level in parts of the Southwest Amazon moist forests to Peruvian Yungas at middle elevations to Central Andean wet puna at altitudes of 4200 meters.[1]Because of this topographical range, it has one of highest levels of biodiversity of any park in the world. Overall, more than 15,000 species of plants are found in Man, and up to 250 varieties of trees have been found in a single hectare. The reserve is a destination for birdwatchers from all over the world, as it is home to over 1000 species of birds, more than the number of bird species found in the United States and Canada combined. It is also acclaimed as having one of the highest abundances of land vertebrates ever found in Latin American tropical forests

It is necessary to leave Cusco early in order to reach the cloud forest - traveling through Andean landscapes of great beauty.
Manu National Park is one of the most important tropical areas in the world, located in the south eastern region of Peru.
Early in the morning we will another chance to go for a nature walk or one more visit to the oxbow lake and hear choirs of birds
Manu National Park is one of the most important tropical areas in the world, located in the south eastern region of Peru between Cusco
At this point you will meet your guide and your group. More or less at noon we will enter the Reserved Zone of the Park for a 4 hour hike in this primary forest.
Rightly-colored butterflies. We will then return to our camp by canoe to enjoy a delicious lunch. The afternoon will be dedicated to exploring Salvador Oxbow lake
Lodge for a hearty breakfast, we prepare to continue our bus ride to the village of Pilcopata, from where will start our hike